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Old 04-02-2008, 03:54 PM   #1
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I am looking for a 120 vac door jamb switch that will work with a bi-fold door. The only ones I can find will just work with a regular swinging door. Thanks

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Why won't the plunger style work with a bi-fold?

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The way the bi-fold door hinges, it doesnt push straight back on the plunger and it will break the plunger off.
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Here is what I would do...




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That is certainly what I would, and usually, do.

He said 120v switch at first, but I should have recommended that one as well.

Hopefully the wire is not run yet.
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The wire is already run. The customer changed their mind on the type of door they wanted to use.
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The wire is already run. The customer changed their mind on the type of door they wanted to use.
I ran into this situation on a new home several years ago. Plungers were already installed and the Homeowner switched to bi-folds. Finish carpenter used a small L bracket on the inside of the bi-fold and made them work pretty slick. You might try playing around with something similar. Wish I could remember more but hope this helps.

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